Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine dry bulk transportation services, announced yesterday that the first scrubber was successfully installed and commissioned on MV Martine, a Japanese, post-panamax class vessel, built in 2009. The scrubber is open loop, U-Type, Alfa Laval PureSOx and during commissioning has been tested in several loads complying comfortably with the stricter 0.1% sulfur fuel content limit applicable in Environmentally Controlled Areas (ECA).
The installation of the scrubber was done concurrently with ballast water treatment system during the scheduled dry-docking of the vessel, as part of the vessel’s second special survey at Cosco Guangzhou shipyard. The company has scheduled to install 18 additional scrubbers within 2019 and one scrubber in the first quarter of 2020.
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